for Being Here
Moon Yoga is a physical space. Its a 120+ year old farmhouse near the center of the city, surrounded by towering trees, abundant birdlife and an edible medicine garden. This space is wrapped in the arms of a sacred mountain, which is named after a princess who made great journeys across water and land, saving her people through standing in the truth of her own capacity.
Moon Yoga is also a place inside YOU.
In Sanskrit the word Yoga roughly translates to a state of union. Of being yoked. Of non-separateness. Of intimacy. Breath on face. Vulnerable. Seen. Together.
The Moon is the ultimate navigator to this liquid planet. Though we may be temporarily distracted by a billion blue lights, she's still the Mama. She makes the tides turn and the blood run. We go to Her to remember we are not without power.
All of us are in recovery. From a history and a world that has seen us separated from the Wild, the Union, the Moon.
All of us can do it. Remember. Dream. Imagine. Heal. Embody. Do that thing we thought we couldn't because the key was buried so deep inside.
That Moon is bright. That Union illuminates.
So here, amongst the trees - we work reverently with the lineages gifted to us. Tending the body, tending the Earth. Praying, massaging, steaming, dancing, tincturing, tending, gathering, healing, remembering.
Here is simply a reflection of in there. Reflected, like the Moon Herself.
The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® bring together the ancient healing traditions of Don Elijio Panti's Maya lineage with modern anatomical understanding to create a profound repertoire of touch medicine and healing offerings from the natural world.
Qoya is a based on the simple idea that through movement we remember. Qoya melds together the wildness of dance, the wisdom of yoga and the freedom to follow the rhythm of our own sensuality with a lived experience of community, embodied ceremony and a magic that is entirely it's own.
This set of physical and energetic tools have arisen out of Tami Kent's experience as a pelvic floor physical therapist. Her ability to read energy has gifted us with a map of the energetics of the female pelvis, its inherent creativity, infinite healing potential and true nature as a portal between worlds.
Moon Yoga's offerings extend far beyond its physical boundaries. I've had the honor of providing immersive retreat experiences around the world centered around Qoya, Vision Quests, Holotropic Breathwork, Sacred Sexuality and more in collaboration with an array of beautiful wisdom keepers and on my own. I train Qoya teachers and provide learning opportunities in the Arvigo lineage system.
"Thank you for introducing me to Arvigo Therapy. I have had chronic pain and irregular, uncomfortable cycles following a car accident about twenty years ago. I have tried MANY natural therapies to address the pain and the irregularity. So far, the results of the Mayan massage and herbs have been the longest lasting! My chronic sacral pain has not returned six months after my three treatments. After the treatment my cycles started without discomfort. My cycles have also stayed regular for months following a one month course of herbs. Thanks for bringing this work to New Zealand. Keep it up! "